Koobface Worm Spreads to Twitter

The Koobface worm that made the rounds via Facebook earlier this year has spread to Twitter.  Twitter followers are receiving tweets with an embedded TinyURL link that reroutes users to the AdultFriendFinder website or another site that entices users to download an infected video file.  As usual, the vigilant will avoid clicking on embedded links, even if sent on a friend’s account.

If you think you have been infected with malware through Facebook or Twitter, it is best to act quickly.  Running a full virus and spyware scan usually will detect and remove this infection.  If this does not work, seek qualified professional help, and sooner is always better in cases such as this.


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I am a cybersecurity and IT instructor, cybersecurity analyst, pen-tester, trainer, and speaker. I am an owner of the WyzCo Group Inc. In addition to consulting on security products and services, I also conduct security audits, compliance audits, vulnerability assessments and penetration tests. I also teach Cybersecurity Awareness Training classes. I work as an information technology and cybersecurity instructor for several training and certification organizations. I have worked in corporate, military, government, and workforce development training environments I am a frequent speaker at professional conferences such as the Minnesota Bloggers Conference, Secure360 Security Conference in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, the (ISC)2 World Congress 2016, and the ISSA International Conference 2017, and many local community organizations, including Chambers of Commerce, SCORE, and several school districts. I have been blogging on cybersecurity since 2006 at http://wyzguyscybersecurity.com

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